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Style according to you is…

Eternal and personal. Fashions keep changing, but you’re either born with a sense of style or you aren’t.

Five items in your closet you can‘t do without

My boxers, old and torn T-shirts that I sleep in (and my wife wants to use as dusting material), face towels, denims and white shirts.

Your favourite shopping destination

London and Colaba in Mumbai, which is a brilliant place for retro buys. In fact, I think airports are a great place to shop.

You have a fetish for

Gadgets, cellphones and shoes. I love women’s shoes more, which is why my wife ends up with more pairs than I do.

The trend you are sporting at the moment

Shorts, tees, chappals and geeky glasses. The tee depends on my mood — for instance, if I’m feeling good about myself, I may sport my Superman tee.

Is there any outfit you love to wear but which your family just hates?

My family doesn’t like me going to work in my shorts and tees.

Indian designers whose creations you love wearing

Sabyasachi tops the list for his Indian wear; I wore Sabyasachi at all my wedding functions. Manish Malhotra, for his quirky tees, and Rajesh Pratap Singh for his classic cuts — be it in shirts or kurtas.

Did you ever go through any wild fashion phase?

Loads of them. I’ve coloured my hair red, pierced my eyebrow, cut up a new pair of Levis jeans into shorts, asked my maid to wipe the floor with it and worn the finished product to a beach party. And I’m in love with tattoos — I already have four and am trying to get some more. If you consider that a wild fashion phase, I’m still going through it.

A fashion/ beauty tip...

Keep it simple.